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when a gust of wind helped push the spirit of washington into an f.b.i. boat, a d.c. police boat and finally the john glenn. the 50-year-old glenn ended up with a 15-foot long gash in its hole peeling its back like a can opener. at issue today is whether to continue trying to get grants for repairs to the glenn or start lobbying capitol hill for funds to buy a new state of the art rescue boat. >> there are some challenges internally that the members have figured out how to work around but we need to get the boat in order. >> reporter: bruce johnson, 9news now. >>> in other d.c. news, today the former d.c. council chair kwame brown is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court. in june brown pleaded guilty to bank fraud. he admitted to lying on two separate bank loans valued at more than 200,000. he could face a maximum of six months in jail. prosecutors have asked the judge in the case to sentence brown to six days plus three years probation. >>> president obama is trying to gain support for his plan to avoid the fiscal cliff. today he'll meet with labor leaders. tomorrow he hope
in the case that will determine whether the former chief psychiatrist at the f.b.i. will be allowed to resume writing the pripgs. the case is being -- prescriptions. the case is being closely watched around the country for its possible precedential value. >>> president obama will tour staten island which was the hardest hit borough in the city after hurricane sandy. michael bloomberg had turned him away initially. >>> swallow falls remains closed. the. a total of 11 state parks are closed in the aftermath of sandy. >>> it is 4:34. here's a look at some other things making news. china has a new leader. the state news agency made the announcement this morning. she is the son of a party elder and has been china's vice president for the past five years. as the head of the communist party, he'll lead the second economic power [ inaudible ] israel says the attack in response to a rocket attack from militants into israel. leaders say the air strikes are the beginning of a much broader operation against hamas. palestinian leaders have asked the united nations to take steps to stop israel's military o
resigned from his position last friday after the fbi revealed he had an affair with his biographer paula broadwell. investigators want to know if petraeus did or told broadwell anything which may have compromised national security >>> despite the efforts to improve mental health programs, suicide rates are going up for active members of the -- members of the military. the pentagon says this year 166 soldiers have taken their own lives. that's already more than all of 2011. the problem has been linked to combat stress, but the army says many of the soldiers who have committed suicide all this year have never been deployed. >>> is there some common ground to be found? president obama will be meeting with congressional leaders today to talk about how they are going to address the upcoming fiscal cliff. now the president is publicly saying he wants higher taxes on the richest americans. republicans say closing tax loopholes could do the trick. if we don't meet in the middle we could go back into a recession economists say. it's a long list of spending cuts and tax increases which will take e
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